Fiat 2300/2300S Coupe
Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
One of Fiats less well known "niche" models of the 1960's was the 2300 and 2300S Coupe, first seen in 1961.
Elegantly styled by Ghia the 2300 had true "Grand Touring" style and panache which often earned it the "poor man's Ferrari" tag. Inside the 2300 Coupe featured power operated windows and other luxury fittings.
Mechanically the 2300 lived up to its expectations with power assisted brake discs for all four wheels and a powerful 2.3 litre six cylinder engine (with twin-carbs on the "S" version). Production continued in limited numbers until 1968.
|2280cc||S6 OHV||78mm x 80mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|120 mph||10.5 s||18.3 s||136 bhp 5300||2300S Coupe|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|126||Fiat 2300 S Coupe||Coys||23 Oct 2010||Not sold|
|Publication||Octane May 2007|
|Octane cars - 1969 Triumph Herald & Vitesse-Malcolm McKay. 1964 Fiat, 2300S Coupe-Mark Dixon. 1989 Maserati Biturbo-Geoff Love. 1955 Jaguar XK140SE-Robert Coucher. 2006 Triumph Scrambler-David Lillywhite.|
Thinking outside the box
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car December 2005|
|Thinking outside the box - Fiat's 2300 was more clever than its plain styling suggests, says Jon Pressnell after driving the only saloon in Britain.|